Laser Dentistry

What is laser dentistry?

Laser is an effective and precise tool to perform various dental procedures .Laser dentistry has simplified various dental procedures by controlling the exposure of laser on the gums and teeth.

What are benefits of laser dentistry?

Some benefits of laser dentistry are:-

  • it does not damage the surrounding tissues
  • some laser dentistry procedures are done without anesthesia
  • chances of bacterial infection are less because the area on which work is done is exposed to high light beam
  • The procedures which use soft tissues laser do not require stitches
  • There is very less bleeding, because high light beam results in clotting of blood which reduces blood loss.
  • Wounds heal up faster and there is regeneration of tissues.

How does the dentist use the technique of laser dentistry?

The dentists use the hydrophotonics technique which uses the combination of laser energy as well as spray of water that help in performing various procedures on gums, teeth and teeth bones more easily. The laser energy is absorbed by molecules of water present in the tooth tissues. The laser energy causes a explosion because the water molecules expand which in turn moves apart the tooth particle.

Does laser dentistry help in curing gum diseases?

Yes, laser dentistry helps to treat gum diseases by first targeting and then vaporizing the gum tissues. Laser dentistry is very much better than the traditional procedures that cut the tissues using scalpels. Laser is used to vaporize only diseased tissues which leave the tissues healthy and free of diseases.

How much recovery time is required after laser gum treatment?

Laser automatically clots the blood vessels and nerve endings. One can return back to work immediately after the treatment and there is no down time. Hence it is very convenient and comfortable for the patient as there is no recovery time.

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